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Polish Post Office Museum

Obroncow Poczty 1-2, Gdansk 80-800, Poland
+48 58 301 76 11 ‎
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Ranked #16 of 50 attractions in Gdansk
Type: Museums
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Walking the back streets, we stop to see this huge statute. Hit "what's near me" on TA and Wa La the Polish Post Office. Not sure i would have gone there otherwise. Wow what mistake that would have been. It's well done and tragically shows the horror of war and brave people making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

September 1, 1939 marked the start of WWII in Danzig when German troop attacked both Westerplatte and the Post Office in the early morning hours. Civilian postal workers were able to hold off the Germans for 15 hours until their situation became hopeless and they surrendered. Fifty-five Polish workers died either in the defense of the building or were later... More

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Burke, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Shows how people fought for thier nation against greater forces only to be executed later under surrender agreements were made. Pay respects to the people who died for Poland.

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88 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did not go into the museum here but did go into the eerie courtyard where the postal workers were shot in 1939. A must see in the city. The monument outside is also worth seeing

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Guelph, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very small but important museum. A must see in my opinion. I remember visiting it as a child with my mom who explained the history of it to me and my brother. Back then it was just a small display, now years later, it has finally received the space and recognition for how important those small pockets of resistance... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This must be one of the most underrated sights that we saw in our trip through Poland. This museum is a must see when visiting Gdansk. The history of the postal workers, their resistance and the plight that they suffered was just heart wrenching. The museum is small, and well worth the visit

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Washington DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The large monument symbolized the struggle of the Polish People. Inside the museum are artifacts and materials showing historical events that occurred in Poland, specifically in Gdansk. It is inspiring and educational. Some of the materials are described in English so you will not be totally lost. The museum is nestled among homes and businesses that it looks like any... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This museum was very fascinating knowledge that you don't normally hear about. The museum is small but really good. I would recommend it

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Somerset NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The Nazi attack on the Polish Post Office in Danzig on September 1, 1939 was an event of historic importance, but its full meaning is not always understood. One cannot underestimate the courage of the workers there, but is important to understand that not everyone working there was engaged in the delivery of letters from Poland. There is considerable evidence... More

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Warrington England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A museum which makes you cry! Built around a tale of war-time oppression, this is a museum which nicely captures a moment in time and celebrates the heroic actions of ordinary people trying to protect a valuable heritage. This is only a small museum, but it packs a punch! ...and don't miss the 'wall' at the rear of the museum.... More

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